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4 May 2012

Daily archive · 6 posts

Stories from 4 May 2012

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Russia: Varlamov's Failure in Omsk

RuNet Echo

Ilya Varlamov, the Moscow photographer and popular blogger whom an online primary nominated last month to run for mayor of Omsk, has ended his election campaign. Varlamov provoked a serious...

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Pakistan: Public Reaction on PM's Contempt Verdict

The long process of contempt case against Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ended with verdict of a symbolic punishment of 37 seconds against him. Analysts say that the decision...

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Mexico: Netizens and Journalists React to the Murder of Regina Martínez

The murder of journalist Regina Martinez is considered by experts as an attack on freedom of expression and the right to information. Colleagues and citizens expressed their outrage and their...

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Russia: Tolstoy's ‘War and Peace’ Legacy Today

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo continues its series examining the 200th anniversary of Tsarist Russia's Victory over Napoleon by examining Leo Tolstoy's novel 'War and Peace' and the role it plays today online....

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Mauritania: Opposition Sit-in Attacked by Security Forces

A sit-in in Nouakchott by opposition groups was violently dispersed by security forces in the early hours of May 3. It was the latest of a series of protests that...

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Trinidad & Tobago: Getting Wired with Online News

Lasana Liburd is a veteran journalist based in Trinidad & Tobago. Earlier this year, he launched Wired868, an online newspaper, which for the time being specializes in football coverage in...

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